Common Driving Regulations

Comprehending the many different traffic regulations can seem like a daunting task. There are so many variations of laws between cities and states that you may not be able to know all of them. However, don’t be discouraged or feel like you can’t drive because you don’t know these different regulations.

Here are the most common driving regulations

Reckless driving

traffic lightReckless driving is somewhat of an overreaching term that encompasses any form of distracted and harmful driving that result in an accident or harm of another person. Although it may seem normal to multitask while driving, taking your eyes off the road for any reason can cause you to miss important cues on the road around you.Pay attention to the road all times and have your passengers take care of things like navigating, changing radio stations, and adjusting things in the car so that you can focus on the driving.


Speeding is one of the most common driving regulations. It is a highly ticketed driving violation in America. Whether you were following traffic or didn’t notice a speed limit zone change, a police officer can pull you over and charge you with a moving violation.The best way to avoid this charge is to be vigilant about the current speed limit, and even if traffic is speeding around you, abide by the appropriate speed limit.

Disobeying traffic lights

It is fairly common to see someone in the lane next to you speed up when he or she sees a changing stoplight pass through the intersection before the red light changes. This usually involves exceeding the speed limit, and it is considered reckless driving as it could result in an accident and harm other drivers at the intersection. Similarly, running a stop sign can be very dangerous as oncoming traffic could already be in the intersection when you ran the sign.

Ignoring pedestrians

pedestrian signOne of the most frustrating things for a driver is getting stuck behind a vehicle that constantly stops along the side of the road. For instance, city transportation buses and school buses make frequent stops to let passengers on and off the vehicle. It is unlawful to pass a stopped school bus when pedestrians are coming and going, and it’s important to yield to these types of vehicles to ensure the safety of yourself and the other passengers.

Be safe

The most important part of driving is consistently practicing safe driving habits everywhere you go. The most common driving regulations drivers are charged with all stem from unsafe driving actions. To avoid receiving a ticket or being charged for one of these violations, practice safe driving habits and constantly be aware of other potentially reckless drivers around you.